Ellen Mueller

Remixing and Drawing: Sources, Influences, Styles

by Ellen Mueller on March 14, 2018, no comments

Remixing And Drawing Cover

TODAY! is the launch of my latest book, Remixing and Drawing: Source, Influences, Styles.

Check out the website accompanying the book: http://remixinganddrawing.com
(There’s a free zine download about remixing and appropriation). Use the discount code FLR40 on the hardcover ($48 instead of $60) or the e-book is $19.95

Help me celebrate the book’s release by sharing this news far and wide on social media!


Color of the Year Exhibition

by Ellen Mueller on March 13, 2018, no comments

Enid Series: Like in a Dream

If you’re in the Grand Rapids, MI area, be sure to swing by UICA (Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts) on April 6, 2018 for the opening of Color of the Year.

This is a group exhibition of original art works each utilizing the 2018 PANTONE® Color of the Year, 18-3838 Ultra Violet, as a major component of execution or as a point of departure. The show also explores the influence that fine art has on color use in the realms of fashion, interiors, and industrial design. At the opening, meet and mingle with the artists, and enjoy small bites and a cash bar. Enjoy music by DJ Romy Glazer and complimentary Ultra Violet-inspired makeup and nails by Coiffeteria Salon. Fresh floral designs by A Growing Frenzy will also be view during the lively event.

My work will be shown alongside the following artists: Abbey Hunter, Brianne Farley, Conduit Studio, David Mahawili, Heather DayHwa-Jeen Na, Paul Johnson, Jeffrey Augustine SongcoMelissa EderMeredith OlingerMichael Pfleghaar, Morgan Hughes, Patrick EthenRay Koh, Rhonda Urdang, Sarah Nguyen, Scott Group Studios, Steve Loar, and Via Design in collaboration with Carlson Design, Detroit Wallpaper, Diane Hasso Studio, Leigh’s Fashions, and Rescom Electric.

Color of the Year
April 6 – July 29
RECEPTION: Friday, April 06, 2018, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm; Admission is free.
Facebook Event Link

Tues-Sat: 12–9pm; Sun: 12–6pm; Mon: Closed

2 Fulton WestGrand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 454-7000, info@uica.org

CAA Round Table Discussion on Social Practice

by Ellen Mueller on February 13, 2018, no comments

round table

Please join Karen Gergely and I as we lead a round table discussion at this year’s CAA Conference:


Time: 02/23/2018: 12:30PM–2:00PM
Location: Petree Hall CD, Red Table

We’ll be discussing artistic practice that works with and for the benefit of communities. I’ll be handing out some zines too:


Intersections: Drawing & Social Practice

by Ellen Mueller on February 12, 2018, no comments

Mel Chin, "The Fundred Dollar Bill Project"

Mel Chin’s ongoing collective art project, “The Fundred Dollar Bill Project,” is made by people across America. Their hand-drawn interpretations of $100 bills are original works of art that together call attention to the danger of childhood lead poisoning and remind us that every child’s future has value. [Image Credit]

I am chairing a panel at the SECAC conference in Birmingham, October 17 – 20th, 2018. My panel is entitled, Intersections: Drawing & Social Practice, and I’m looking for presenters. Here’s the abstract:

Socially engaged art practices are growing in popularity, encompassing more media, approaches, forms, and strategies. As Pablo Helguera articulates in Education for Socially Engaged Art, “[it] is a hybrid, multi-disciplinary activity that exists somewhere between art and non-art…. Socially engaged art depends on actual — not imagined or hypothetical — social action.” For this panel, we will be focusing on those social practices that intersect with drawing due to its familiarity, accessibility, and wide-ranging manifestations. From traditional murals and community portraits, to earthworks and conceptual acts of erasure, drawing has intersected with this field time and again. Submissions should address this junction between social practice and drawing via topics including, but not limited to, artist talks on social practice works, pedagogical approaches, art historical analysis, review of independent publications/artist books, and beyond.

Proposals are due by April 20, 2018, and can be submitted at this link. Membership is required at the time of acceptance. Conference registration fee is required of all.

Please share far and wide! I would love to hear from a wide variety of interested people. 

• Open Call Dates: 08 Feb – 20 April, 2018
• Conference Dates: 17 Oct – 20 Oct, 2018
• Location: University of Alabama at Birmingham

SECAC has a new, easy-to-use submissions platform where you can review sessions and submit paper proposals: https://secac.secure-platform.com/. A PDF listing of sessions can also be found at http://www.secacart.org.